Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate how the critical elements of the Australian legal system are applied with particular reference to the construction industry
  2. examine and explain concepts of the law of contract and tort to construction industry case studies

  3. evaluate alternative legal dispute resolution options on construction projects.
  • Topics

    • Introduction, Terminology and Legal Searches
    • Australian Law
    • Contracts
    • Misrepresentation, Mistake, Undue Influence & Duress
    • Termination and Remedies of Contract
    • Negligence and Nuisance
    • Property Law
    • Tenders and Dispute Resolution
    • Acts Relating to Construction
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as CME108 Construction Law.

This subject introduces students to sources of law affecting building projects including the judicial system, common law and statute law, contract law and torts and dispute resolution.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Report (20%)
  • Case Study (35%)
  • Invigilated exam (45%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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